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Three Capitals, Countryside and Fjords

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 2,990.00 (double / twin )
$ 3,700.00 (single occupancy)
Optional Services
$ 90.00 (Lysefjord Cruise)
$ 150.00 (Lysefjord Cruise and Pulpit Rock Hike)

Dates:

Jun 21, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024 
Jul 05, 2024 - Jul 14, 2024 
Jul 19, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 
Aug 09, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 
Aug 23, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024 

Hotels:

Copenhagen: Scandic Sydhavnen 4*
Aarhus: Scandic Aarhus Vest 4*
Stavanger: Scandic Forum 4*
Bergen: Scandic City 4*
Fagernes: Scandic Valdres 4*
Oslo: Scandic Sjølyst 3*
Stockholm: Scandic Malmen 4*

Included:

Accommodation:

  • 9 overnights in the mentioned hotels or similar, with breakfast
  • 1 overnight on board of a cruise, seeview cabins, twin bed, with breakfast.
  • Porterage service in/out ( start on day 2 with luggage out, ends on day 8 with luggage in)

Meals:

  • Daily breakfats
  • 2 dinners: on the cruise & in the hotel in Balestrand

Transport:

  • Long distance coach for 8 days
  • Cruise on the Sognefjord & Aurlandsfjord from Flåm to Balestrand
  • Panoramic train from Myrdal to Flåm
  • Bergen Railway train from Voss to Myrdal
  • Ferry Odden – Aarhus
  • Ferry Mortavika -Årsvågen
  • Ferry Sandvikvåg -Halhjem
  • Ferry Dragsvik- Hella
  • Ferry Manheller – Fodnes

Tour Escort:

  • English speaking escort

Sightseeing with a private, English-speaking guide:

  • 3 hrs in Copenhagen (by bus)
  • 2 hrs in Aarhus (by bus)
  • 2 hrs in Bergen (walking tour)
  • 3 hrs in Oslo (by bus)
  • 3hrs in Stockholm (by bus)

 

Itinerary:

Enjoy the best of Scandinavia including the Scandinavian capitals and the stunning Norwegian fjords. Explore the rich cultural and historic heritage of these capitals and the wild nature of the fjords. Enjoy this fabulous part of the world with its history and nature. 

Day 1  : Arrive in Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen capital of The Kingdom of Denmark. The history of Copenhagen dates back to around the year 800, when it arose around a small fishing village. From the year 1300 it became the capital city.

Transfer to the hotel on your own (possibility to book optional transfers for an additional fee). Meeting with the tour leader at the hotel reception at 18:00 or at 08:00 on the next day.

Overnight in Copenhagen at Scandic Copenhagen

Options: Transfers
Day 2  : Copenhagen - Aarhus

After breakfast, a local guide will take you on a panoramic tour of the Dannish capital, to explore its old architecture, the district and the port of Nyhavn. In this thousand-year-old city, its historical charm offers at the same time everything expected of a modern metropolis: theatres, museums, restaurants, shops... Other points of interest that we will pass are the Amalienborg Palace – house of the royalty of Denmark, the Christianborg Palace where the Danish Parliament is located, the National Museum of History or the stock market building, among others. To end our tour, the very famous and well-known 'Little Mermaid' could not be missed.

In the afternoon, departure to Aarhus by taking a ferry to Odden.

Overnight in Aarhus at Scandic Aarhus City (B)

Day 3  : Aarhus - Fjords

Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning panoramic tour with local guide through Aarhus; This is the second most populous city in Denmark and was named the European Capital of Culture in 2017. Its strategic location made it an important Viking city, and later a flourishing commercial place. Stop at the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral. Free time to continue discovering the city on your own.

In the afternoon we will continue to the North of Denmark to reach Hirtshals where we will board an overnight cruise to Norway.

Dinner and overnight on board (B, D)

Day 4  : Stavanger - Pulpit Rock

In the morning a panoramic walk with our escort guide to discover the charming old town of Stavanger. Rest of the day free. We recommend doing one of the two optional activities:

Option A: Cruise on the Lysefjord (Lysefjord). This 3-hour cruise on the Lysefjord will get us close enough to one of the fjord's waterfalls to feel the spray and then to see the Pulpit Rock towering above all the other stunning scenery.

Option B: Lysefjord Cruise + Preikestolen (Pulpit) Climb (Travellers choosing Option B will not take the morning tour of Stavanger). 

Overnight in Stavanger at Scandic Stavanger City Hotel or similar (B)

Options: Cruise on the Lysefjord or Lysefjord Cruise + Pulpit Rock Climb
Day 5  : Stavanger - Bergen

Ferry from Mortavika to Årsvågen and from Sandvikvåg to Halhjem. Arrival in Bergen and free time for lunch.

In the afternoon, panoramic tour of Bergen with a local guide to see the most emblematic places of the city, including the famous fish market and the Hanseatic quarter, a World Heritage Site (UNESCO).

In the afternoon, you will have a chance to take a ride with the Floibanen funicular to the top of mountain Floyen. From there, you can admire the magnificent views of the city and its surrounding landscapes.

Overnight in Bergen at Scandic Ornen or similar (B)

Options: Floeibanen – View Bergen from the peak of Mt. Floeyen
Day 6  : Bergen - Flam - Balestrand

After breakfast we are heading to Voss to start our spectacular train trip ascending almost 900 meters with incredible views of the fjord. The train journey will start from Voss and take you to Myrdal station, which is a mountain railway station and junction, located about 13 km from the village of Flåm. In Myrdal, board the famous Flåmsbana - one of the steepest trainlines in the world. The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breath-taking waterfalls and no less than 20 tunnels. It offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord.

Arrive in Flåm where you will have some free time to discover the village.

The journey continues by cruise on the Sognefjord to our accommodation in Balestrand, a rural area surrounded by nature. Sognefjord - the King of Norway and the longest fjord in Norway. The initial part of the fjord, called Aurlandsfjord, is a 17-kilometer arm of the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 km). It is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world.

Overnight & dinner in Balestrand at Kviknes Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 7  : Borgund Church - Oslo

We will continue our route through mountains, valleys and incredible landscapes with numerous villages scattered by nature, taking the corresponding connecting ferries. We will stop at the Borgund Church, a wooden church dating back to 1,180 AD.

In the afternoon we will continue to Lake Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo.

Overnight in Oslo at Thon Hotel Europa or similar (B)

Day 8  : Oslo - Karlstad

Guided tour of Oslo including Frogner Park with the Vigeland sculpture complex, passing the City Hall, the Royal Palace, and the modern Opera. Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon, departure to Sweden. Arrival in Karlstad, located in the delta formed by two of Sweden's great natural watercourses: the Klara River and the impressive Lake Vänern.

Overnight in Karlstad at Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad or similar (B)

Day 9  : Karlstad - Stockholm

In the morning departure to the East until reaching the Swedish capital, built on 14 islands. Surrounded by the Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea, with its grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell its beautiful 700-year history.

Upon arrival to Stockholm you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide, visiting the old town or "Gamla Stan" with its network of small squares and cobbled streets, and we will see the exteriors of the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and the Parliament.

Overnight in Stockholm at Clarion Sign or similar (B)

Day 10  : Departure from Stockholm

Breakfast in the hotel. Depending on your departure time, you might still have some time to enjoy in the city. Transfer to the airport on your own. (Private transfer can be pre-booked in advance).

Options: transfers

Notes:

Group size - max. 30 people
All departures are guaranteed